Actress Tanya Roberts still alive, spokesman says after husband said she died Sunday

Nancy Dillon, New York Daily News

Actress Tanya Roberts is still alive, despite reports to the contrary, her representative confirmed to the New York Daily News.

Spokesman Mike Pingle said Roberts' husband Lance thought he had said goodbye to her for the last time Sunday, so Pingle sent out a press statement confirming Roberts’ death prematurely.

“Oh my God, he’s distraught,” Pingle said of Roberts’ husband.

“He had seen Tanya, he had hugged her. I took him in for the last rites. He was very distraught. It was just a miscommunication that went horribly wrong. She’s still in the hospital and it’s very dire,” Pingle told the Daily News.

“After seeing her, he felt that she had passed,” Pingle said. “(Then) the doctors from Cedars Sinai called him and told him at 10 a.m. that she had not passed last night but it is dire. Please keep her in your prayers.”

The former Bond girl who also starred in “Charlie’s Angels” and “That ’70s Show,” is 65.

Her death was first reported by TMZ on Sunday.

The outlet said Roberts collapsed on Christmas Eve after returning from a walk with her dogs and was placed on a ventilator.

A source told the Daily News that Roberts is battling a viral infection unrelated to COVID-19.